Nadia Al-Dayel is a doctoral researcher in terrorism studies. She received her Bachelor's degree from North Dakota State University and her Master's degree with distinction from the University of Hong Kong. She has also been a Research Associate for the University of Nottingham's Rights Lab, producing scoping reports and tracking governmental responses to modern slavery conditions within the MENA region. She is a co-founder and Director of Analysis at Critica Research and Analysis in Washington, D.C. Her research experience comes from living and working in the United States, Southeast Asia, and the Arabian Gulf.